Braden Smith won’t be playing against Myles Garrett for the Colts.

Braden Smith won’t be playing against Myles Garrett for the Colts.

INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, the Colts might experience constant pressure.

Braden Smith, the right tackle for Indianapolis, will be out for the second week in a row due to a wrist and hip injury.
Since Blake Freeland, a fourth-round rookie, will start at right tackle for a second straight game, he will likely face a number of contests with first-team All-Pro and former No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett, who has three seasons of game-by-game sack average.

Tight end Kylen Granson, who missed the entire week of practice due to the concussion protocol, won’t be available for the Colts either.
At the position, Will Mallory, a fifth-round draft pick, Mo Alie-Cox, and Drew Ogletree will all be available for Indianapolis.

Alec Pierce, a wide receiver, is questionable due to a shoulder injury.
On Thursday and Friday, he worked out.

Coach Shane Steichen said, “We’ll see how he went through practice, but he looked good.

This week will present difficulties for the Colts offensively as they face a Browns defense that is playing at a historically fast pace, a backup quarterback in Gardner Minshew, and other injury concerns.
Through its first five games, Cleveland has given up the fewest yards of any NFL team in more than 50 seasons.

With Garrett and Pro Bowl edge rusher Za’Darius Smith, Browns defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will use a variety of pressure packages to attack the Colts up front.
With first-round cornerbacks Greg Newsome and Denzel Ward on the outside, the Browns employ the most man coverage in the league.

They are currently playing at a high level and are fast and physical, according to Steichen.
“We must pay close attention to the finer points, the fundamentals, and the front-row blocking.
Their pass rush is excellent, and they do a good job of covering.
We’re looking forward to the challenge, despite how great it will be for us.

Although this season has only seen three starts for Freeland, the first two were at left tackle.
With only one practice under his belt prior to facing the Jaguars, he was forced to switch to the right side, so this week’s three additional practices there should be beneficial.

As the Browns deal with health concerns at the most crucial position, the Colts may witness a defensive contest. Deshaun Watson is in doubt after participating in limited practice on Thursday and Friday due to a rotator cuff injury that has kept him out for the previous two weeks.

The Browns will start P, a former Colts quarterback, if he is unable to play.
J. Walker, who made 18 of 34 passes in the Browns’ last-week victory over the 49ers.

 

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